Cultivar: Meteor

 
Meteor
Acquired: 1924 |  APS Rating: 8.7

1933-054:32 Fine red Jap with typical center; medium height; stiff stems 1939-RL:16 Japanese. Red. 1943-B091:07 Lactiflora. Japanese. Rich red. White stigmas. 1976-K:062 (Auten, 1933)... Read more

Alternative Name: Flambouyant
Cultivar Group: Paeonia lactiflora
Introduced: 1933
Breeder: Auten
Country of Origin: USA
Form: Japanese
Color - Authentic: red
Season: Midseason

Updated February 9, 2016

 
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Nichols Arboretum
 
Historical Significance:

1933-054:32 Fine red Jap with typical center; medium height; stiff stems

1939-RL:16 Japanese. Red.

1943-B091:07 Lactiflora. Japanese. Rich red. White stigmas.

1976-K:062 (Auten, 1933) Jap. Red. Medium height. Fine red Jap with typical center; stiff stems

1976-K:124

Historical Color:

1916 - Lacy white, passing to amber-cream, center flecked crimson

1928 - Pink.

1928 - Light flesh-pink, becoming flesh-white on opening

1976 - Flesh-pink, becoming flesh-white on opening, showing a rose-like center with golden yellow stamens

Scent - Historical:

Rich, rose-like fragrance

Historic information about this cultivar includes published information courtesy of the American Peony Society.

 

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